FIVE WICKET VICTORY

West Indies' Nicholas Pooran
West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran, center, celebrates after taking the wicket of Mohammad Rizwan during the third and final One-Day International cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at the Multan Cricket Stadium, in Multan, Pakistan, Sunday, June 12, 2022. (Associated Press/Anjum Naveed/File)
Associated Press/Anjum Naveed/File
Captain Nicholas Pooran lashed his fourth Twenty20 International fifth in his last five innings as West Indies romped to a five-wicket victory over Bangladesh to complete a 2-0 series win in Georgetown last Thursday.
Ask to chase 164 in the final contest at the Guyana National Stadium, West Indies overhauled their target in the penultimate over with the left-handed Pooran finishing on 74 not out just off 30 balls in a dominant knock.
Left-handed Kyle Mayers added 5t off 38 balls the top of the order, combining with Pooran in a significant 85-run fourth wicket partnership around from a poor position of 43 for three in the seventh over.
Earlier, Afif Hossain struck exactly 50 — his second T0 half century — as Bangladesh gathered 163 for 5 from their 20 overs after choosing to bat.
In reply, West Indies stumbled early, Brandon King tooling out on the edge of the circle off leg-spinner Nasum Ahzmed (2-44) to the sixth ball of the innings and Shamarh Brooks (12) was back in the pavilion for 12.
However, Pooran and Mayers tore the Bangladesh bowlers apart in a stunning display of hitting which erased any doubt over the result.

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